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Skip Do's and Don'ts

Skip Hire Do’s and Don’ts

Our staff have made some suggestions that will help you when you are planning and ordering a skip from Walsh Waste.


  • Order in plenty time as delivery days can book up during busy periods.
  • Organise rubbish in advance to gain a better idea of the skip size required.
  • If you are getting rid of a mattress, use it as a lid on top once everything is flat inside the skip.
  • A skip that must go on fresh tarmac can be placed on planks of wood. Please let us know in advance.
  • Ensure your driveway is wide enough for skip truck access.
  • Obtain a permit if your skip will be placed on a public road.
  • If you are unsure what we cannot take away in a skip, ask our customer service team or read here


  • Do not overload the skip. Our drivers can refuse to take an overloaded skip as they are a safety hazard. You will be asked to remove excess rubbish.
  • Don’t have any lose objects left on top of skip that can easily fall off.
  • Do not put batteries in the skip. This is a fire hazard. 
  • Do not include fridges, as they contain gas that is classed as hazardous waste.
  • Don’t expect a driver to put a skip somewhere that isn’t safe
  • Don’t put hazardous waste in skip.


Please note that during busy periods we cannot guarantee selected skip collection days. Unforeseen circumstances may cause a takeaway to be delayed.


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